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  • 1. 

    The Union Civil Aviation Ministry on 7 July 2014 constituted an Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) to examine the maximum potential of the indigenous GPS Navigation system. Name the system?

    • A.

      TEJASVI

    • B.

      ASMAAN

    • C.

      GAGAN

    • D.

      NABH

    Correct Answer
    C. GAGAN
    Explanation
    The correct answer is GAGAN. GAGAN stands for GPS Aided Geo Augmented Navigation. It is an indigenous GPS navigation system developed by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI). The Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) was formed by the Union Civil Aviation Ministry to assess the maximum potential of this system. GAGAN provides accurate navigation services for both civilian and military aircraft in Indian airspace and the surrounding region.

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  • 2. 

    Name the legendry Real Madrid Football Club, who died on 7 July 2014 at the General Universatario Gregorio Maranon Hospital in Madrid?

    • A.

      Granville Austin

    • B.

      Eduard Shevardnadze

    • C.

      Alfredo Di Stefano

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Eduard Shevardnadze
  • 3. 

    Name the former President of Georgia died on 7 July 2014 after a long illness at the age of 86?

    • A.

      Granville Austin

    • B.

      Eduard Shevardnadze

    • C.

      Alfredo Di Stefano

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. Eduard Shevardnadze
    Explanation
    Eduard Shevardnadze is the correct answer because he was the former President of Georgia who died on 7 July 2014 at the age of 86. He served as the President of Georgia from 1995 to 2003 and played a significant role in the country's transition to independence from the Soviet Union. Shevardnadze was a prominent politician and diplomat, known for his contributions to international relations and his efforts to promote democracy and stability in Georgia.

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  • 4. 

    Name the eminent scholar and biographer of the Indian Constitution who died on 6 July 2014 in Washington DC at the age of 87?

    • A.

      Granville Austin

    • B.

      Eduard Shevardnadze

    • C.

      Alfredo Di Stefano

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Granville Austin
    Explanation
    Granville Austin was an eminent scholar and biographer of the Indian Constitution who passed away on 6 July 2014 in Washington DC at the age of 87.

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  • 5. 

    Name the British Actress who on 8 July 2014 was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women?

    • A.

      Emma Watson

    • B.

      Nicole Kidman

    • C.

      Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol

    • D.

      Hermione Granger

    Correct Answer
    A. Emma Watson
    Explanation
    Emma Watson was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women on 8 July 2014.

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  • 6. 

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) along with an Organisation on 8 July 2014 jointly launched F-Cube, technology to promote football at the grass-root level. Name the organisation?

    • A.

      The Football For You

    • B.

      Football for life

    • C.

      The Football Link

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. The Football Link
    Explanation
    The correct answer is The Football Link. This is the organization that jointly launched F-Cube with the Sports Authority of India (SAI) in order to promote football at the grass-root level.

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  • 7. 

    India recently signed an Audiovisual Co-production Treaty with a country. Name it?

    • A.

      Australia

    • B.

      New Zealand

    • C.

      Brazil

    • D.

      Canada

    Correct Answer
    D. Canada
    Explanation
    India recently signed an Audiovisual Co-production Treaty with Canada. This treaty signifies an agreement between the two countries to collaborate and co-produce audiovisual content, such as films and television shows. This partnership will promote cultural exchange, boost the entertainment industry, and foster economic growth in both nations.

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  • 8. 

    Name the vector-borne disease for which the Union Health Ministry on 8 July 2014 constituted a core group to work out a detailed action plan to eradicate it by 2015?

    • A.

      Kala Azar

    • B.

      Malaria

    • C.

      Dengue

    • D.

      Paralysis

    Correct Answer
    A. Kala Azar
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kala Azar. Kala Azar is a vector-borne disease caused by a parasite transmitted through the bite of infected sandflies. The Union Health Ministry constituted a core group on 8 July 2014 to work out a detailed action plan to eradicate Kala Azar by 2015. This indicates that Kala Azar is the vector-borne disease for which the core group was formed.

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  • 9. 

    Vakkom Purushothaman on 11 July 2014 resigned from the post of Governor of a state before assuming the charge?

    • A.

      Mizoram

    • B.

      Nagaland

    • C.

      Rajasthan

    • D.

      Gujarat

    Correct Answer
    B. Nagaland
    Explanation
    Vakkom Purushothaman resigned from the post of Governor of Nagaland before assuming the charge.

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  • 10. 

    Name the Indian city that was ranked at the second position in World Urbanisation Prospects report 2014?

    • A.

      Mumbai

    • B.

      Hyderabad

    • C.

      Delhi

    • D.

      Kolkata

    Correct Answer
    C. Delhi
    Explanation
    Delhi was ranked at the second position in the World Urbanisation Prospects report 2014. This indicates that Delhi had a high level of urbanization and population growth during that time period.

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  • 11. 

    According to the UN’s World Urbanisation Prospects report 2014 how many megacities were there in existence when the process of estimating the Urbanisation Prospects report started in 1990?

    • A.

      10 megacities

    • B.

      15 megacities

    • C.

      28 megacities

    • D.

      45 megacities

    Correct Answer
    A. 10 megacities
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10 megacities. According to the UN's World Urbanisation Prospects report 2014, when the process of estimating the report started in 1990, there were 10 megacities in existence.

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  • 12. 

    Name the city that has been ranked at the first position in World Urbanisation Prospects report 2014?

    • A.

      Mexico City

    • B.

      Mumbai

    • C.

      Sao Paulo

    • D.

      Tokyo

    Correct Answer
    D. Tokyo
    Explanation
    Tokyo has been ranked at the first position in the World Urbanisation Prospects report 2014. This indicates that Tokyo is the city with the highest level of urbanization in the world according to the report.

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  • 13. 

    Name the grand old lady of Bollywood, who died on 10 July 2014 at the age of 102?

    • A.

      Madhubala

    • B.

      Zohra Sehgal

    • C.

      Jian Khan

    • D.

      Kuljeet Randhawa

    Correct Answer
    B. Zohra Sehgal
    Explanation
    Zohra Sehgal is the correct answer because she was a renowned actress in Bollywood and was often referred to as the "grand old lady of Indian cinema." She passed away on 10 July 2014 at the age of 102, making her one of the oldest actresses in the industry. Madhubala, Jian Khan, and Kuljeet Randhawa are not relevant to the question and do not have any connection to Zohra Sehgal or her death.

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  • 14. 

    Consider the following statements with regard to agriculture in Union Budget 2014-15I. Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana to be launched for assured irrigation with an outlay of 1000 crore rupeesII. Horticulture Universities will be opened in Andhra Pradesh and TelanganaIII. Price Stabilisation Fund to be set up with 200 crore rupeesIV. Warehouse Infrastructure Fund to be set up with 5000 crore rupeesWhich is/are correct?

    • A.

      I and II

    • B.

      II and IV

    • C.

      I and IV

    • D.

      II and III

    Correct Answer
    C. I and IV
    Explanation
    The correct answer is I and IV. Statement I states that the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana will be launched with a budget of 1000 crore rupees, which aims to provide assured irrigation in agriculture. Statement IV mentions the establishment of the Warehouse Infrastructure Fund with a budget of 5000 crore rupees, which will help in improving the storage and infrastructure facilities for agricultural produce.

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  • 15. 

    National Adaptation Fund has been proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15. The aim of the Fund is

    • A.

      To mitigate the pesticides risk in agriculture

    • B.

      To facilitate companies to adopt green manufacturing

    • C.

      To mitigate the risk of climate change in agriculture

    • D.

      To facilitate agriculture sector to adopt modern technologies of production

    Correct Answer
    C. To mitigate the risk of climate change in agriculture
    Explanation
    The correct answer is to mitigate the risk of climate change in agriculture. The National Adaptation Fund proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 aims to address the challenges posed by climate change in the agricultural sector. This fund would provide financial support for implementing measures to adapt to changing climatic conditions, such as promoting sustainable farming practices, improving irrigation systems, and developing climate-resilient crop varieties. By mitigating the risk of climate change, the fund aims to safeguard agricultural productivity and ensure food security in the face of changing climatic conditions.

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  • 16. 

    All the Central government Departments and Ministries will integrate their services to e-Biz, a single window platform for services provided by government, by

    • A.

      31 July 2014

    • B.

      2 October 2014

    • C.

      14 November 2014

    • D.

      31 December 2014

    Correct Answer
    D. 31 December 2014
    Explanation
    All the Central government Departments and Ministries will integrate their services to e-Biz, a single window platform for services provided by government, by 31 December 2014. This means that by the end of the year 2014, all government departments and ministries will have completed the process of integrating their services to the e-Biz platform. This integration will streamline the services provided by the government, making it more convenient for citizens and businesses to access and utilize these services.

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  • 17. 

    Union Budget 2014-15 has allocated 500 crore rupees to set up seven Textile mega-clusters. Which one of the following city is not the one chosen for setting up mega-cluster?

    • A.

      Varanasi

    • B.

      Lucknow

    • C.

      Kanchipuram

    • D.

      Bareilly

    Correct Answer
    C. Kanchipuram
    Explanation
    The Union Budget 2014-15 allocated 500 crore rupees to set up seven Textile mega-clusters. The question asks to identify the city that is not chosen for setting up a mega-cluster. The answer is Kanchipuram.

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  • 18. 

    Hastkala Academy is proposed to be set up at a cost of 20 crore rupees in

    • A.

      Moradabad

    • B.

      Gulmarg

    • C.

      Varanasi

    • D.

      Delhi

    Correct Answer
    D. Delhi
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Delhi because Delhi is the location where Hastkala Academy is proposed to be set up at a cost of 20 crore rupees.

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  • 19. 

    What is P3 proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15?

    • A.

      People Public Private

    • B.

      Pashmina Promotion Programme

    • C.

      Public Private Partnership

    • D.

      Pulses Promotion Programme

    Correct Answer
    B. Pashmina Promotion Programme
    Explanation
    P3 proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 refers to the Pashmina Promotion Programme. This program was likely introduced to promote and support the production and marketing of Pashmina, a fine type of wool commonly used in the textile industry. The aim of the program may have been to boost the Pashmina industry, provide opportunities for Pashmina producers, and increase the overall popularity and demand for Pashmina products.

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  • 20. 

    Fund of Funds proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 aims to rejuvenate

    • A.

      Infrastructure

    • B.

      New startups

    • C.

      Manufacturing

    • D.

      Tourism

    Correct Answer
    B. New startups
    Explanation
    The Fund of Funds proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 aims to rejuvenate new startups. This means that the government plans to provide financial support to startups through a fund that will invest in various startup ventures. This initiative is aimed at promoting entrepreneurship, encouraging innovation, and boosting economic growth by providing the necessary funding and support to new and upcoming startups in the country.

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  • 21. 

    Jal Marg Vikas is proposed to be developed between which two major cities on River Ganges

    • A.

      Haridwar to Allahabad

    • B.

      Allahabad to Haldia

    • C.

      Patna to Haldia

    • D.

      Haridwar to Patna

    Correct Answer
    B. Allahabad to Haldia
    Explanation
    Jal Marg Vikas is proposed to be developed between Allahabad and Haldia.

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  • 22. 

    What is 4PIndia proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15?

    • A.

      People-Public-Private-Partnership

    • B.

      Pulse-Production-Promotion-Programme

    • C.

      Plan-Produce-Promote-Programme

    • D.

      Plan-People-Private-Partnership

    Correct Answer
    A. People-Public-Private-Partnership
    Explanation
    In the Union Budget 2014-15, 4PIndia was proposed as People-Public-Private-Partnership. This suggests that the government aimed to promote collaboration between the public sector, private sector, and the general public in various developmental projects and initiatives. This approach would involve active participation and contribution from all three parties, ensuring better implementation and success of these programs.

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  • 23. 

    Ultra Mega Solar Power Projects is proposed to be set in which all States at a cost of 200 crore rupees?

    • A.

      Rajasthan-Maharashtra-Gujarat-Andhra Pradesh-Kerala

    • B.

      Rajasthan-Gujarat-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu-Laddakh

    • C.

      Gujarat-Maharashtra-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu-Laddakh

    • D.

      Laddakh-Maharashtra-Tamil Nadu-Kerala-Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    B. Rajasthan-Gujarat-Andhra Pradesh-Tamil Nadu-Laddakh
  • 24. 

    Financial Inclusion Mission will be launched on

    • A.

      15 August 2014

    • B.

      15 August 2015

    • C.

      2 October 2014

    • D.

      2 October 2015

    Correct Answer
    B. 15 August 2015
    Explanation
    The Financial Inclusion Mission was launched on 15 August 2015. This date is significant as it coincides with India's Independence Day, which symbolizes the country's commitment to ensuring financial access and services for all its citizens. Launching the mission on this day also highlights the government's dedication to achieving inclusive growth and development in the country.

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  • 25. 

    FDI in insurance sector and defence sector has been proposed to be raised from 26% to

    • A.

      51%

    • B.

      49%

    • C.

      100%

    • D.

      74%

    Correct Answer
    B. 49%
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 49%. The proposal suggests raising the FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) limit in the insurance and defense sectors from 26% to 49%. This means that foreign investors will be allowed to own up to 49% of the shares in companies operating in these sectors. Increasing the FDI limit is aimed at attracting more foreign investment and promoting growth in these sectors.

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  • 26. 

    Which one of the following is/are not one of the programmes announced in the Union Budget 2014-15 to boost tourism sector?I. PRASADII. HRIDAYIII. Ghat DevelopmentIV. NAMAMI GANGESelect the correct code

    • A.

      I and II

    • B.

      I, II and III

    • C.

      I, III and IV

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The question asks for the programme(s) that were not announced in the Union Budget 2014-15 to boost the tourism sector. The options I, II, III, and IV all refer to different programmes, therefore, the correct answer is "All of the above" as none of the mentioned programmes were announced in the Union Budget 2014-15.

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  • 27. 

    Match the followingProgrammes                                                           ObjectiveA. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission       I. Augment power supply in rural areasB. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana       II. Augment infrastructure in rural areasC. Neeranchal                                                        III. Boost Watershed developmentD. Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana                             IV. Welfare of tribalsSelect the correct code

    • A.

      I II III IV

    • B.

      II I III IV

    • C.

      III I II IV

    • D.

      I III IV II

    Correct Answer
    B. II I III IV
    Explanation
    The correct answer is II I III IV. In this question, we are given a list of government programs and their corresponding objectives. We need to match the programs with their correct objectives. The correct match is as follows: Program II, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Gram Jyoti Yojana, aims to augment infrastructure in rural areas. Program I, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission, aims to augment power supply in rural areas. Program III, Neeranchal, aims to boost watershed development. Program IV, Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana, aims to promote the welfare of tribals.

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  • 28. 

    Consider the following statementsI. Union Budget 2014-15 intends to provide Housing for All by 2020II. Union Budget 2014-15 proposed to cover all inhabitations with sanitation by 2019Select the correct code

    • A.

      Only I

    • B.

      Only II

    • C.

      Both I and II

    • D.

      Neither I nor II

    Correct Answer
    B. Only II
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Only II. This is because statement I is incorrect. The Union Budget 2014-15 does not intend to provide Housing for All by 2020. However, statement II is correct as the Union Budget 2014-15 proposed to cover all inhabitations with sanitation by 2019.

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  • 29. 

    Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to cover every household with sanitation facility by the year

    • A.

      2020

    • B.

      2019

    • C.

      2021

    • D.

      2018

    Correct Answer
    B. 2019
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 2019 because the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan is a campaign launched by the Indian government with the aim of providing sanitation facilities to every household in India by the year 2019. This campaign has been implemented to promote cleanliness and hygiene across the country and improve the overall quality of life for its citizens.

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  • 30. 

    Which one of the following is not one of the initiatives proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 to boost education sector?

    • A.

      Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya New Teachers Training Programme

    • B.

      Communication Linked Interface for Cultivating Knowledge (CLICK)

    • C.

      Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities to be set up in Madhya Pradesh

    • D.

      10 Indian Institute of Management and 6 Indian Institute of Technology to be set up

    Correct Answer
    D. 10 Indian Institute of Management and 6 Indian Institute of Technology to be set up
    Explanation
    The initiatives proposed in the Union Budget 2014-15 to boost the education sector include the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya New Teachers Training Programme, Communication Linked Interface for Cultivating Knowledge (CLICK), and the Jai Prakash Narayan National Centre for Excellence in Humanities to be set up in Madhya Pradesh. However, the establishment of 10 Indian Institute of Management and 6 Indian Institute of Technology was not one of the initiatives proposed in the budget.

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  • 31. 

    Which one of the following is not one of the States that will have IIMs?

    • A.

      Himachal Pradesh

    • B.

      Goa

    • C.

      Bihar

    • D.

      Rajasthan

    Correct Answer
    B. Goa
    Explanation
    Goa is not one of the states that will have IIMs. The question is asking for the state that is not included in the list of states that will have IIMs. The other options, Himachal Pradesh, Bihar, and Rajasthan, are all states that will have IIMs.

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  • 32. 

    Which one of the following is not one of the States that will have IITs?

    • A.

      Jammu

    • B.

      Chhattisgarh

    • C.

      Punjab

    • D.

      Kerala

    Correct Answer
    C. Punjab
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Punjab because Punjab is one of the states in India that does not have an IIT (Indian Institute of Technology). IITs are prestigious institutions for technical education and research, and they are located in various states across the country. However, Punjab does not have an IIT as of now.

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  • 33. 

    Arun Prabha, a new 24 × 7 channel, has been proposed to be launched for which region of India

    • A.

      North-Western

    • B.

      North-Eastern

    • C.

      Central

    • D.

      South-Central

    Correct Answer
    B. North-Eastern
    Explanation
    The correct answer is North-Eastern. The question asks for the region of India for which the new 24x7 channel, Arun Prabha, has been proposed to be launched. The answer option North-Eastern matches with the given information.

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